Hemingway’s Paris

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” ― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast Just before I left for Paris, a good friend of mine gave me Ernest Hemingway’s […]

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Transport à Paris

I’ve been meaning to write a post on transportation in Paris for quite some time but didn’t have the motivation until now. You see, last night I had a little issue with the public transportation on my way home from the city after midnight. And last week there were a few other issues that have […]

Chez Moi

Perhaps some of you have heard of the recent box-office hit The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann’s sparkling interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. I find it to be ironic that the long-awaited movie finally premiered while I’m living just outside Paris, home to author Fitzgerald for many years. With the popularity of the movie […]

Au Louvre

With today’s forecast at 40’s and rain (big surprise, Paris) I decided it would be the perfect day to finally visit the Louvre. I’m refusing to pay for any other museums during my stay, instead opting to visit only the everyday free museums or museums on the first Sunday of the month when access is […]

Normandy

Despite what many Americans may think, Normandy is about more than just the D-Day landing beaches. There is a lot of history in this area, a lot of gorgeous architecture and A LOT of beautiful scenery. Arriving on the train from Paris gave us a 2+ hour view out the windows towards the fields of […]

A Walk on the Beach

The weekend trip that I have been looking forward to the most since I arrived in France is Normandy. Located along the northern coast of France, this area is a wealth of history. Known most famously to Americans as the location of the D-Day landings, it has a rich history that goes back long before […]

La Tour Eiffel

I’m not sure how it came to pass that I was in the Paris area for 33 days before seeing the Eiffel Tower lit up at night. You will remember that on my first day venturing into the city, it beckoned to my eyes and subsequently my feet started a path of their own accord. […]

London Town

There is quite a lot to see and do in London. Like every other major city, you could visit for weeks and not see everything. With only 2 full days and a Friday evening at my disposal, I had to be realistic in my list of must-sees. My London Pass offered free entry into a […]

London Travel Guide

I’ve been to London once before but did not get to do much besides a West End show and trip to Stonehenge. Since Paris is a quick 2.5 train ride from London, I decided to take advantage of the proximity and spend a long weekend exploring this fabulous city. It should be noted that although […]

Faire du shopping

Over the past week I’ve done a lot of shopping. Wait, let me rephrase that: I’ve done a lot of walking around stores while others make purchases. I’ve already written posts on two of the most famous department stores in Paris (both of which you already know were way out of my price range) but […]